Sunday, 10 January 2010
My Yogalates DVD finally arrived yesterday and I had a go, it was called YOGALATES, FIRM, FIT AND FLEXIBLE, by Louise Solomon, got up early went down into the living room so I had time and space to myself and got on with it.
What can I say quite an experience, probably have not stretched myself as much as I did during this workout for years, probably since my dancing days, many moons ago, but I really enjoyed it. It was well presented and well explained with easier and harder versions of exercises. I have a long, long, way to go until I look as effortless, calm and serene as the women in the video, neither am I slender or long limbed but today was a start and I didn't do too bad, all limbs are still intact, spine is still aligned, and neck is still where is is suppose to be.
I shall try and use the DVD 3 times a week, at least until the gym I signed up to opens at the end of Jan, then try and fit in some classes as well, but at least I walk into the class with a little bit of knowledge rather than a complete novice struggling to keep up whilst surrounded by people who could easily pass for rubber bands.
I ain't looking to be no yoga or Pilate's zen master, nor do I want to be able to do a full frontways or even sideways split or put my leg's over my head, nah just looking to strenghten my core and be a bit more flexible, if it will help me with my running I am willing to turn myself into a human pretzel.
Below is a link to the DVD I used.
Bye for now and happy stretching.